Pakistan : Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cities Improvement Projects - Second Project Readiness Financing

Sovereign Project | 55107-001

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cities Improvement Projects (KPCIP) - Second Project Readiness Financing (PRF) will finance eligible project preparation and design activities of ensuing urban development and mobility projects agreed in the country operation business plan 2021-2023 and indicative country pipeline and monitoring report 2022-2024 (planned) for Pakistan. The ensuing projects will assist the Government of Pakistan to improve the quality of life of urban residents in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province (KPK). It is anticipated that the ensuing projects will consist of 3 projects: (i) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sustainable Urban Mobility Project 1, (ii) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sustainable Urban Mobility Project 2, and (iii) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cities Improvement Project 2.

The PRF will ensure high readiness of the ensuing projects in the urban sector in KPK, by delivering the following outputs:

Project Details

Project Name
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cities Improvement Projects - Second Project Readiness Financing
Project Number
55107-001
Country / Economy
  • Pakistan
Project Status
Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 6042-PAK: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cities Improvement Projects - Second Project Readiness Financing
Source Amount
Ordinary capital resources US$ 15.00 million
Operational Priorities
  • OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
  • OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
  • OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
  • OP4: Making cities more livable
  • OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
  • OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
  • OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
Sector / Subsector
  • Transport / Urban public transport

  • Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Other urban services

Gender
Description

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cities Improvement Projects (KPCIP) - Second Project Readiness Financing (PRF) will finance eligible project preparation and design activities of ensuing urban development and mobility projects agreed in the country operation business plan 2021-2023 and indicative country pipeline and monitoring report 2022-2024 (planned) for Pakistan. The ensuing projects will assist the Government of Pakistan to improve the quality of life of urban residents in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province (KPK). It is anticipated that the ensuing projects will consist of 3 projects: (i) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sustainable Urban Mobility Project 1, (ii) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sustainable Urban Mobility Project 2, and (iii) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cities Improvement Project 2.

The PRF will ensure high readiness of the ensuing projects in the urban sector in KPK, by delivering the following outputs:

Output 1: Due diligence and detailed engineering designs completed, and procurement activities supported. The PRF 2 will support the due diligence of ensuing projects by covering the following aspects: technical, economic, financial, environmental and social safeguards, gender, climate change assessments, institutional framework, private sector participation opportunities, and integrity. It will also support financial and procurement capacity assessments to identify risks and formulate mitigating measures. Due diligence will include the review, validation, or upgrading of preexisting and ongoing studies and due diligence. The PRF 2 will support the preparation of detailed engineering designs for civil works and goods. This includes support for surveys, studies, geological and hydrological investigations, and other technical assessments necessary for detailed engineering designs. Climate and natural disaster resilience measures and innovations will be integrated into the designs. The PRF 2 will support procurement, including preparation of bidding documents, in line with the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).

Output 2: Project readiness financing implementation support provided and capacity of executing and implementing agencies improved. The PRF 2 will finance consulting services to (i) support the executing and implementing agencies in implementing the project; and (ii) strengthen their capacities to sustainably operate the planned investments. Support to implementing agencies will include the following aspects: technical, project management, financial management, procurement, gender, environmental and social safeguards. The PRF 2 will also conduct capacity development needs assessments and formulate capacity development programs for implementing agencies and government officials.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
KPCIP PRF 2 will support the government's efforts to improve the quality of life of urban residents in KPK, by building on the lessons learnt from the long-term engagement of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in this region of the country. The Peshawar Sustainable Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Corridor Project that was started in 2017 and commissioned in August 2020, initiated the transformation of KPK cities through sustainable urban mobility initiatives. The first KPCIP PRF approved in 2019 focuses on institutional reforms, municipal services and green growth covering five selected cities and supports the ensuing KPCIP planned for Board approval in 2021. Building on these projects, the government has proposed to continue this systematic approach to planning, higher quality of project readiness, and institutional reforms for sustainable project operations. The PRF 2 will build on success of the first PRF by financing the preparation and detailed designs of series of sustainable urban mobility, municipal services and climate resilience projects in KPK, benefiting an additional 4 million people across multiple cities. All subprojects will be tailored to city-specific features and urban environments.
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Shah, Syed Umar Ali
Responsible ADB Department
Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division
Water and Urban Development Sector Office (SG-WUD)
Executing Agencies
Planning & Dev.Dept.,Gov't of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Timetable

Concept Clearance
-
Fact Finding
31 May 2021 to 07 Jun 2021
MRM
03 Aug 2021
Approval
29 Nov 2021
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
27 Mar 2024

Funding

Loan 6042-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Nov 2021 15 Dec 2021 13 Jan 2022 31 Dec 2026 - -
Financing Plan
  Total (Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 17.12
ADB 15.00
Counterpart 2.12
Cofinancing 0.00
Loan Utilization
  Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards 06 Jun 2024 6.08 0.00 41%
Cumulative Disbursements 06 Jun 2024 2.01 0.00 13%

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Environment Safeguard Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Procurement and Contract Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Safeguard Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Gender Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Procurement and Contract Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
LOAN-6042 PAK: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cities Improvement Projects - Second Project Readiness Financing Individual - Consulting Closed
LOAN-6042 PAK: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cities Improvement Projects - Second Project Readiness Financing Individual - Consulting Closed
Environment Safeguard Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Transport Planning and Bus Rapid Transit Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Gender Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
LOAN-6042 PAK: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cities Improvement Projects - Second Project Readiness Financing Individual - Consulting Closed
Social Safeguard Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Procurement and Contract Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Financial Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Planning, Feasibility, Detailed Design and Capacity Building Consultants Firm - Consulting Closed
Due Diligence, Detailed Design and Procurement Support Peshawar Sustainable Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Project Phase 2 Firm - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Planning, Feasibility, Detailed Design and Capacity Building Consultant Loan 6042 05 Dec 2022 MINCONSULT SDN. BHD. In association with: Creative Engineering Consultants Maynilad Water Services, Inc. NORDIC International Water A/S | Lot 6, Jalan 51A/223 Petaling Jaya, Selangor 46100 Malaysia Planning & Dev. Dept. (PD&D) 7,050,325.76 6,637,424.79
Procurement Specialist (national) Loan 6042 05 Jul 2022 Shafiq Ullah Khan | District & Tehsil Bannu, Post Office Domel Village Jangi Kalla Ziraki Pirba Khel, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan Planning & Dev. Dept. (PD&D) 182,472.00 153,619.83

Procurement Plan